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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 24, 2012 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77

I don't know how many E72 shows were available in '83, but it was nowhere near what we had even 15 years ago.

Reading the Taping Compendium reviews from 1998, it's noticeable how many of the E72 show reviews note that a show had only recently surfaced or was hard to find, or was only available in severely edited versions (if at all), or most commonly, circulated only in very bad, muddy sound.

Many of the shows now considered classics were then unknown. Heck, I don't think there was even any setlist database then. And even with the 'available' shows, collecting them was a laborious process in the tape-trading days, depending who you could contact.
That said, I still think it's a strange list, with perhaps too much weight on "recent" Dead, though I guess that's understandable.

This post was modified by light into ashes on 2012-05-24 12:16:44

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: May 24, 2012 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77

well put on 5877. Its actually not that amazing of a show, though the dew is maybe thee best version of all time.

EDIT: this post was meant for turn up phil....

This post was modified by wisconsindead on 2012-05-24 19:42:53